Education

Foundation for Educational Choice

A site devoted to empowering parents in sending their children to public, private, charter, or magnet school of their choice: www.EdChoice.org; 1-317-681-0745.

The Center for Early Literacy Learning (CELL)

Guides parents to create building blocks of literacy for their children, and encourages them to begin engaging their children in literacy activities as early as possible; offers video, audio, and library resources for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers: www.EarlyLiteracyLearning.org; 1-800-824-1182. 

The National Association of Private Special Education Centers (NAPSEC)

Represents private educational institutions serving individuals with disabilities; provides information about private schools located across the country and how to apply for financial: www.napsec.org; 1-202-.434-8225.

Parent Center Network

Provides resources, and information and referral services on special education, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and related issues to families of children with disabilities ages birth to 26 years, and to the professionals who work with them:
www.ParentCenterNetwork.org; 888-248-0822 (Voice) or 952-838-0190 (TTY)

College

College Board

A Web site for both students and parents; provides information on preparing and planning for college, finding and applying to a college, and then funding for it: www.CollegeBoard.com; 1-212-713-8000.

College Goal Sunday

A national initiative that brings together financial aid professionals and families for the purpose of completing the FAFSA: www.CollegeGoalSundayUSA.org

Disaboom.com

An online resource that covers many topics specifically for individuals with disabilities; includes a comprehensive list of disability-related scholarships: www.disaboom.com. 

FastWeb

A site for help in finding scholarships and grants for college: www.FastWeb.com.

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

The free site for applying for college financial aid: www.fafsa.gov.

FinAid.org

A site for help in finding scholarships and grants for college and for some private elementary and secondary schools: www.FinAid.org; 1-724-538-4500.

Student Aid on the Web

An office of the U.S. Department of Education; helps students find federal financial assistance (includes grants, loans, and work-study programs) for education beyond high school: www.StudentAid.ed.gov; 1-800-433-3243 (Voice) or 1-800-730-8913 (TTY). 

The HEATH Resource Center

An online clearinghouse of information for finding post-secondary education for students with disabilities; includes information on financial aid, awareness of post-secondary options, college application process, financial literacy, and self-advocacy: www.heath.gwu.edu; 1-800-544-3284 (Voice and TTY).

Think College!

Information on colleges that offer coursework to students with intellectual disabilities: www.ThinkCollege.net; 1-617-287-4300 (Voice) or 1-617-287-4350 (TTY).

 

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